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  • Doctor Sleep (2019)

    Doctor Sleep Review by Matt Anderson: Doctor Sleep should've served as a more holistic story of horror balanced with hope.

  • Miles Ahead (2016)

    Cheadle plays Sketches of Miles Review by Robert Denerstein: Cheadle plays Sketches of Miles

  • Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

    Hoult the Giant Slayer Review by Robert Denerstein: Comes up short on magic

    Review by Matt Anderson: An old-school fairy tale told with modern sensibilities.

  • Salmon Fishing In The Yemen (2012)

    Blunt and McGregor go Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Review by Matt Anderson: The agile leads are forced to swim upstream when it comes to the romantic entanglements.

    Review by Marty Mapes: Crowd-pleaser has its charm

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Fishing for romance in an unlikely spot

  • I Love You Phillip Morris (2010)

    Jim Carrey Loves You Phillip Morris Review by Marty Mapes: Is it a gay comedy, or is it a con-man caper?

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Jim Carrey brings dynamo force to the story of a brilliant con man and the guy he loved

  • The Ghost Writer (2010)

    The Ghost Writer never gets credit Review by Robert Denerstein: A quietly involving thriller that doesn't call attention to its cinematic virtuosity

  • The Men who Stare at Goats (2009)

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Episodic and skimpy story fails to back up quirky premise

    Review by Marty Mapes: Silly psychics make good characters but don't have enough to do

  • Angels & Demons (2009)

    Hanks faces his Angels & Demons Review by Matt Anderson: Rises above standard popcorn fare and serves as grist for lots of post-movie chatter

  • Valiant (2005)

    DVD review by Ryan Hurtig: Typical fare about overcoming shortcomings to prove how special one can be, no matter the odds

  • Stay (2005)

    Gosling is invited to Stay Review by Marty Mapes: A gorgeous, textured, meaningful, multimedia shadow play; appreciate it as deeply as you like

  • The Island (2005)

    McGregor and Johansson run away from The Island Review by Matt Anderson: Profound statements get lost in hogwash storytelling and gratuitous product placement

  • Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith (2005)

    The Chancellor will give Anakin the Revenge of the Sith Review by Marty Mapes: One leaves the theater with a 30-year sense of closure and satisfaction

  • Big Fish (2003)

    Burton makes a big splash with Big Fish Review by Matt Anderson: Holds more human truths than any other Oscar contender

  • Down with Love (2003)

    Zellweger and McGregor get Down with Love Review by Matt Anderson: Succeeds both as a sappy love story and as a spoof of sappy love stories

  • Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones (2002)

    The Star Wars family reunion on Tattooine Review by Matt Anderson: Episode II is a bit of a mixed bag, but one with more pros than cons

  • Black Hawk Down (2001)

    Black Hawk Down Review by Matt Anderson: Why tidy up a messy reality? The movie's power is in the chaos it presents.

  • Moulin Rouge (2001)

    Everybody comes to the Moulin Rouge Review by Marty Mapes: Ambitious, daring, energetic, and entertaining

  • Haywire

    Review by Matt Anderson: Gina Carano makes Haywire worth seeing.